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 Honoring Our Own Awardees Named, Registration Open

San Diego County will honor next month the educators, parents, community members, board members and support staff who make a difference in the lives of students at the annual Honoring Our Own Awards.

The awards will recognize the 2018 San Diego County School Boards Association award recipients and Association of California School Administrators Region 18 administrators of the year. Honoring Our Own is a collaboration between the two organizations.

"Congratulations to the Honoring Our Own award winners," said the selection committee for the awards. "This comes as a result of their hard work and dedication. We are proud to have them as part of the San Diego Community and hope this achievement encourages others to do the same."

Nearly 500 educators, family members, and friends from San Diego and Imperial counties are expected to attend the Honoring Our Own awards dinner, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 27 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island. Online registration is open through April 13.

For questions, contact Carmen Aguilar, 858-292-3515.

This year's honorees are:

San Diego County School Boards Association

First-Term School Board Member
Maria Dalla
National School District

Community Partner
Janet Mulder
Nominated by Jamul-Dulzura Union School District

Parent Volunteer
Sheri Runyen
from Cajon Valley Union School District

Staff Member
Michael Bruder
Chula Vista Elementary School District

Confidential/Administrative Staff Member
Chris Carson
National School District

School Board Member
Dawn Perfect
Ramona Unified School District

DeDe Alpert Award
Mission Federal Credit Union

Association of California School Administrators Region 18

Superintendent
Katie McNamara
South Bay Elementary School District

Secondary Principal
Charles Schindler
Vista Unified School District

Middle Grades Principal
Gregory Calvert
Cajon Valley Union School District

Elementary Principal
Beverly Hayes
National School District

Central Office
Miriam Belopolsky
Imperial County Office of Education

Central Office
Olivia Leschick
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

Secondary Co-Administrator
Erin Leszynski
San Diego Unified School District

Secondary Co-Administrator
Katie Salo
Poway Unified School District

Adult Education
Pamela Garramone
Poway Unified School District

Business Services
Kristy Ann Curry
El Centro Elementary School District

Confidential Employee
Lisa Arreola
Santee School District

Continuation/Educational Options
Molly Ravenscroft
Sweetwater Union High School District

Career Technical Education
Alfred Love
San Diego Unified School District

Career Technical Education
Lynn McConville
Poway Unified School District

Classified Leader
Christine Paik
Poway Unified School District

Curriculum and Instruction
Gloria Ciriza
Chula Vista Elementary School District

Curriculum and Instruction
Reggie Thompkins
Oceanside Unified School District

Personnel/Human Resources
Corrie Amador
Poway Unified School District

Personnel/Human Resources
Amy Hunt
Sweetwater Union High School District

Professor of Education
Barbara L. Layaye
San Diego State University–Imperial Valley Campus

Pupil Personnel
Kristi Kalish
Escondido Union High School District

Retired
Tom Teagle
formerly Sweetwater Union HS District

Special Education
Jenine Henry
Cajon Valley Union School District

Technology
Ben Markley
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

Technology
Lucio Padilla Jr.
Calexico Unified School District

Partners in Education Excellence
Harper for Kids
Brawley Elementary School District

Partners in Education Excellence
Mission Federal Credit Union
Poway Unified School District